Ron Gardenhire reportedly receiving contract extension from Twins

Gardy will return to the Twins for a 13th season next year.
Gardy will return to the Twins for a 13th season next year.

Yesterday, the Twins concluded their third-consecutive 95-losses-or-more season. Those disastrous results, combined with the fact manager that Ron Gardenhire's contract was expiring, fueled speculation Gardy might not be long for Minnesota.

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Instead, the Twins are giving Gardy a contract extension, respected Fox baseball correspondent Ken Rosenthal reported this morning.

From Rosenthal:

Named manager in January 2002, Gardy is already the second-longest tenured skipper in baseball. It now appears likely he'll have a shot to manage the Twins' upcoming crop of impressive prospects, including Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano. But in order to break the string of 95-loss seasons, Gardy will have to find a way to improve the team's starting pitching, which has been among the worst in baseball the last two seasons.

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